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Address: Appletreewick, Skipton BD23 6DA, UK
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The village of Appletreewick can be found in Wharfedale, in the south of the Yorkshire Dales National Park – Between Grassington and Bolton Abbey.


Appletreewick, also known as "Aptrick" in Yorkshire, which means ‘dairy farm by the apple tree’.

Appletreewick is a village that dates back to monastic times and is home to historical 16th and 17th century houses, including a Grade II listed building and was originally built as a resting place for monks travelling between Fountains Abbey and Bolton Abbey.

Appletreewick, was well known for its Onion Fair that started in 1311, attended by lords and ladies from across the country.

A gentleman named William Craven was born in 1548 in one of the main street cottages in Appletreewick, and came to have a significant impact on the village - He became the Lord Mayor of London and, on his return to the area he grew up in, he set out to make improvements in the area including building Burnsall Bridge and Burnsall School and repairing St Wilfrids church.


Appletreewick has few modern houses and no shops or post offices, However, it does have two traditional pubs, The Craven Arms and The New Inn, that offer a piece of history and a friendly atmosphere.

Masons Campsite in Appletreewick is also a great place for campers, glampers and caravaners to stay by the River Wharfe – Refreshments can be found onsite at Masons Coffee and Bread Shed.


The Dales Way route skirts Appletreewick, following the River Wharfe north to Burnsall and Grassington or south to the famous Strid and Bolton Abbey.

From Appletreewick, visitors can enjoy the stunning views of the Howgills and Simon's Seat - one of the dale's best-loved hilltops at 1,550ft and Thorpe Fell - a 'must' for all fell runners.

Grimwith Reservoir has a free car park and a Miles without Stiles short walk, which you can find on our walking App.

Getting Here

A bus service runs between Hebden and Ilkley, stopping at Appletreewick.

Visit the DalesBus website to find out more.